Our Helpful Tips for Kitchen Remodeling
Very few home improvements are more significant for purposes of lifestyle improvement, not to mention resale value, than kitchen remodeling. A well done remodel provides a beautiful new look for your home, and the usefulness of modern appliances and countertops can’t be overestimated.
Of course, the design and construction phases can be complex. But a qualified local home remodel contractor can become a part of the process very early, helping you to make decisions that will make a big difference in how you manage time and budget. We put together a short guide to walk you through the important parts, and would be happy to hear from you if you’d like a quote and our guidance.
Determine early on the scope of the changes you require. For example, kitchen remodel jobs can involve flooring, countertops, cabinets, appliances, walls and paint. It’s a great idea to carefully weigh your priorities in the case of a limited budget.
We would be happy to discuss your options, and help you to understand where cost and benefit collide. In other words, we want to create the kitchen of your dreams, not pounce on a project designed only to line our pockets.
The Planning Phase
Begin by grabbing a notepad and pencil. Gather the family around the dining room table and begin to sketch the changes necessary to modernize your kitchen. For example, if you’ll be changing appliances, do you favor stainless steel or a particular color? Is there a need for convenience items such as a lazy susan, perhaps a garbage chute?
And don’t forget about your plans for cabinets. The facing of your cabinets is an enormous footprint within your kitchen and an attractive look, one that complements the appliances and color scheme of your flooring and walls is crucial.
There have been spectacular advances in the technology behind refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens. We will help you make great choices depending on your priorities.
Things to consider include the size of your family, the amount of entertaining you may or may not do, and access to utilities such as gas. We will be happy to help you narrow down the selection.
Choices in Cabinetry
The selection available for kitchen cabinets is massive these days. Do you favor hardwoods like cherry or oak, or perhaps a pine? These choices can make a significant difference in terms of cost, not to mention durability.
You might want to visit our showrooms to appreciate how we’ve paired both warm and modern cabinets with a wide array of flooring and appliances to see if anyone style is best for you.
Your Kitchen Countertops
Once you’ve begun to put together the aesthetic pieces of the puzzle, namely your cabinet and appliance appearances, you’ll want to complement all that work with lovely countertops. These come in a variety of materials and colors, and a qualified home remodel contractor will be best at describing these options.
We feel that first selecting appliances, countertops and cabinetry is crucial to arriving at the perfect color for your walls. Clearly, any color can be created in today’s mixing station, and so paint has been rendered more a complement than ever. Gloss, semigloss, we have it all covered.
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Zeroing in on the Right Custom Kitchen Contractor
Not All Home Remodeling Companies Are Created Equal
We worked hard to build our reputation and reviews based on hard work and fair job quotations. When we put together a proposal, we go out of our way to include all the time we need to be at your disposal for the ever crucial design phase. Decisions made here will make all the difference to your happiness for years to come.
We also provide realistic time frames for when we can begin and complete the job. Everyone has a nightmare, horror story about contractors who promised the world and did not deliver. The last thing we ever want is to be associated with one of those terrible experiences.
Even more important, we do every project from start to finish. Rather than relying on subcontractors, and having to juggle their unpredictable schedules, we’ve made a decision to keep all of our talent in house.
Not only are we experienced, but we enjoy the smiles of every happy customer. Our goal is that your kitchen becomes a true touchstone for your home, and a jewel that you can’t wait to show off to friends and neighbors.
With decades of experience, Oakboro’s knowledgeable kitchen remodelers know how to bring new life and light into the kitchen, while making sure to provide plenty of storage and working space.
For these homeowners the kitchen that came with their Charlotte condo fell short on both frills and function. It was a sad space, that included builder-grade cabinets and white laminate counters.
They used a little DIY-know-how and removed, repainted, and reinstalled the cabinets. We use our own in-house professional crews to get the job done in a timely manner and with your complete satisfaction. We are very grateful we did!I would highly recommend Fairfax Kitchen and Bath!
Our promise as a contractor is to build community value into every project while delivering professional expertise, exceptional customers service and quality construction. Or maybe it was the contractor who was paid in advance, promptly skipped town, and was never heard from again. Let’s face it, in a nation where home renovation long ago surpassed baseball as the Great American Pastime, kitchen nightmares are a dime a dozen — and anyone who’s ever traded Formica countertops and a Harvest Gold fridge for soapstone and a stainless steel side-by-side knows exactly what we’re talking about.
So much goes on in the kitchen that it really does require the utmost scrutiny when it comes time to remodel. Your kitchen as an entertainment center should be welcoming, beautiful, and comfortable with ample space for mingling.
Everything from planning the space, designing a new layout, selecting appliances, cabinets and finishes are made easy by a team of seasoned professionals. We let you see and walk through your kitchen before you decide on the final layout, so you can make any changes before the work starts. You don‘t need deep pockets to make major changes in an outdated kitchen.
Is your kitchen a multi-purpose room where kids do homework and friends love to gather? For instance, if you’re forever crawling into the back of lower cabinets to retrieve something, jot that issue down.
Our quartz, glass and granite kitchen countertops are more durable than regular granite because they are made with a special sealing ingredient we call ForeverSeal®, which makes them stain, scratch and heat-resistant. Here, designer Andrea Schumacher swapped upper cabinets for just two small shelves so the fanciful floral wallpaper is the star. Orange accents, in the curtains and accessories, add a spicy kick to the otherwise gray and white kitchen in Vern’s family getaway.
By sticking with just one saturated shade as an accent, Vern added a lot of interest to the small, open-concept kitchen without making the space feel too busy or crowded. She chose white wall cabinets to keep the space bright but decided on a dark stain for the island to break things up. Gray, gold and black linoleum floor tiles add a playful touch and echo the colors found in the glass tile backsplash. Another Pinterest fan fave, this charming kitchen by Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines blends her signature rustic, farmhouse style with industrial accents in the pendant lighting and Tolix barstools.
With a mosaic backsplash that’s reminiscent of fish scales and cheery splashes of turquoise throughout, it will come as no surprise that this kitchen is at the coast. Framed, Shaker-style doors and bronze fixtures marry the white cabinets to the home’s traditional style. While it’s true that white makes a small kitchen appear larger, cleverly working in storage wherever possible — like this shallow undercabinet shelf will make the most of the space you have.
An island clad in reclaimed barn wood boards adds an interesting twist to this otherwise sleek kitchen. Saturated shades were definitely on the menu when homeowners Amy and Michael Cohen decided to completely revamp their 1920s-era kitchen. Unlike darker stone choices — like granite, slate or soapstone — creamy Carrara or Calacatta marble, used here, help to bounce the light around, making a white kitchen feel even brighter and more airy.
Designer Susan Anthony chose a black tile backsplash, installed in a timeless herringbone pattern, to contrast beautifully with this kitchen’s white cabinets.
White wall and base cabinets create a bright background to this beachy kitchen’s eye-catching island. This eclectic kitchen by designer Rebekah Zaveloff features concrete countertops, a mosaic glass tile backsplash and a mix of cabinet styles — frosted glass, maple and white — for a custom, one-of-a-kind look.
Glass-front cabinets showcase favorite dishes and reflect light from the large window while an antique Persian rug provides style underfoot and a pop of pattern and color.